Rowe posted about the incident on Facebook, and later took to Twitter to post a picture of the outfit she was wearing at the time of the incident.
So #AmericanAirlines just told me I couldn’t board the flight without putting a jacket over my ASSETS. My shorts covered...Posted by Tisha Rowe on Sunday, June 30, 2019
Check out her twitter post here:
Here is what i was wearing when @AmericanAir asked me to deplane for a talk. At which point I was asked to “cover up”. When defending my outfit I was threatened with not getting back on the flight unless I walked down the aisle wrapped in a blanket. #notsofriendlyskies pic.twitter.com/AYQNNriLcq— Tisha Rowe MD, MBA (@tisharowemd) July 1, 2019
It did not take long for Rowe’s post to go viral with many slamming the airline for their behavior and supporting her.
This is very much a "may we please have" and definitely NOT a "we need" situation, as at this point it's clear that you owe this woman an apology, and she owes you zip, nada, nothing.— Disaster Kay (@kayvasilyeva) July 1, 2019
Hi Tisha, I'm a reporter with Business Insider. Would love to speak with you about what happened — could you shoot me a DM or e-mail? dslotnick [at] businessinsider [dot] com. Thanks!— David Slotnick (@David_Slotnick) July 1, 2019
I’m so sorry this happened to you. I can imagine how upset you must be. @AmericanAir has no right to police women’s bodies.— Uché Blackstock, MD (@dr_uche_bee) July 1, 2019
You deserve an apology, a full refund for your flight and more.
What is their written policy on such matters? I highly doubt this outfit qualifies.
Maybe the airline instead should focus on providing more room for passengers & improving flying conditions rather than what passengers are wearing https://t.co/zefaQiqyci— Bruce Y. Lee (@bruce_y_lee) July 1, 2019
Discrimination. If you didn't have any curves and the same outfit hung loosely, nobody would have said anything. Get a lawyer.— daydreamer (@daydreamer3) July 1, 2019
My friend has two teenager daughters of different builds but the same size in clothing. The curvy one received a dress code violation one day. My friend asked lanky daughter wear to the same outfit later. She interacted with the same guy who coded her sister, but no violation.— Jen Beckman (@JphilgJen) July 1, 2019
Actually, I think my wife would rock that outfit as well. Can you point me in the right direction?— MCHuntley (@mchuntley) July 2, 2019
Dr. Rowe, I am so sorry this happened to you. I see nothing wrong with your outfit and I think you look very nice. It sounds like AA staff needs better training.— Robyn Nunis (@rgnuni) July 8, 2019
So sorry this happened to you. After this happened, did you check airline written policy to see if it it says they can deplane passengers for any reason? Just curious?— Venita Mathias (@mathias_venita) July 2, 2019
If you were a white woman they wouldn't have said anything. Pure racism. You looked adorable! If I looked like you I'd fly nude!????— Kelly Peacock ??????? (@kpcock79) July 9, 2019
Oh, I’m with ya! Just imagining the hypothetical person expects men in tuxes and women in ball gowns... a different era of flight...— Here I am (@squeakyflipflop) July 1, 2019